Friends of Youth Kirkland, WA, USA
Mar 03, 2019Full time
The Director of Human Resources serves as the strategic leader for all agency HR needs and responsibilities, including employee relations, employment law compliance, recruitment, retention, staff training and development, compensation, benefits, leave management, and equity and diversity initiatives. This is an engaged, hands-on leadership role managing the day-to-day HR needs of the organization while leading the HR visions for the organization. Serves as a strategic partner on the Executive Leadership Team and actively contributes to the vision, mission and values of Friends of Youth. FLSA STATUS: Exempt JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: Leads and supervises Human Resources team. Serves as principal resource regarding human resources issues. Evaluates organizational practices for compliance with laws, rules and policies. Develops recommendations that comply with regulatory requirements. Innovates and directs employee recruitment and retention strategies that fit the current market, trends and needs of the agency. Coaches supervisors in developing their management skills and provide proactive guidance to supervisors and employees on employee relation issues within their teams and across the organization. Helps develop and lead agency’s equity and diversity initiatives and serves as a primary resource in these areas. Provides information to employees regarding complaint resolution options. Provides guidance to managers and supervisors responding to employee concerns. Works with Executive Leadership Team and HR staff to develop and implement a supervisor and manager training program that incorporates necessary components for continued supervisor and manager development. Oversees development and implementation of Friends of Youth’s workplace excellence program. In conjunction with Finance Director and CFO, oversees and reviews employee benefits programs including medical, dental, 403(b) plans, etc. for legal compliance, cost efficiency, and competitiveness to market. Provides recommendations for change as appropriate. Conducts, or assists managers with, investigations to resolve allegations and work with parties towards resolution of employee concerns. Manages and produces annual budget for HR and monitors monthly expenses to stay within assigned budget. Provides guidance and educates managers and supervisors regarding performance management and corrective actions. Ensures that performance evaluations occur in compliance with agency policies, practices and procedures. Review market data and trends related to compensation programs and recommends compensation policies and practices. Oversees exit interviews and employee surveys, analyzes data, and makes recommendations to management for continuous improvement. Approves employee change of status requests, including pay changes and hiring packets. Participates in program-specific and agency-wide audits. Develops and manages agency training and development programs in coordination with Executive Leadership Team. Conducts and/or coordinates formal and informal training sessions regarding a variety of human resources topics. Participates in committees and task forces and leadership team meetings as requested. May provide leadership for special projects. Develops and nurtures relationships across the organization that influence and are supportive of the culture developed by all employees. Demonstrates problem solving, leadership, conflict management, and team building skills in order to ensure a productive work environment and achievement of goals. Maintains a professional and positive working relationship with clients, vendors, volunteers, donors, and fellow staff and adheres to the Friends of Youth Standards of Conduct. Other duties as assigned. JOB REQUIREMENTS: Education and Experience 1. Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management, Business or related field. 2. Minimum of 10 years progressive HR experience. 3. Minimum of 5 years managerial experience. 4. Experience developing and executing equity and diversity initiatives. 5. Professional Human Resources Certification (SPHR or SHRM-SCP preferred). 6. Experience in a nonprofit environment preferred. Additional Requirements 1. Must satisfactorily pass criminal history check. 2. Must have reliable transportation and a valid Washington State driver's license (or be able to obtain one by date of employment). 3. Employees and volunteers who operate their own or Friends of Youth vehicles on Friends of Youth business must have a safe driving record as defined by Friends of Youth. Employees and volunteers who operate their own vehicle(s) on Friends of Youth business must carry auto liability insurance that complies with the requirements of Friends of Youth. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities 1. Engages with diverse populations in a culturally responsive manner. 2. Demonstrates a commitment to the values of equity and inclusion by honoring and celebrating diverse characteristics and expressions of personal identity. 3. Extensive knowledge of current Federal, State and local laws as related to employment. 4. Extensive knowledge of all areas of Human Resources. 5. Strong leadership and analytical skills, detail oriented, flexible, highly organized and able to prioritize multiple projects. 6. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. 7. Understanding and knowledge of HR functions and compliance with laws that govern non-profits. 8. Ability to train others in Human Resources techniques, methods and employment laws. 9. Proficient working knowledge of ADP Workforce Now. 10. Ability to define problem, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions 11. Strong commitment to Friends of Youth’s mission and values. 12. Outstanding interpersonal, problem-solving and mentoring skills. 13. Must be proactive and willing to seek out new projects independently. 14. Committed to learning and implementing relevant COA standards and participating in our Performance and Quality Improvement Process. 15. Willing to expand scope of knowledge through assigned tasks. 16. Able and willing to travel to multiple local sites. 17. Ability to work well with staff at all levels and across all departments of the organization. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYMENT: Friends of Youth is an equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions are based on merit and business needs, and not on the basis of race, sex/gender, religion/creed, pregnancy, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, national origin, genetic markers, military or veterans status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law. People of Color and Members of the LGBTQ community are strongly encouraged to apply.